Art By NBA Players on Display in New York Through March 20

by March 18, 2015

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the art exhibition “Changing The Game” at the LeRoy Neiman Art Center in New York yet—there’s still some time. Featuring paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more by NYC artists, NBA players Boris Diaw and Dwyane Wade, and others the gallery will stick around for another two days. Get a preview in the photos above and read more details below:

“The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in collaboration with Defending Your Dream Inc. will extend the run of its current exhibition, Changing The Game, an exhibition inspired by professional basketball games and players, through March 20, 2015 with a closing reception from 6-9pm.


The exhibition features visual art created by professional basketball players and their contemporaries including Art 1- NYC-based emerging artist; Boris Diaw – NBA Player with the San Antonio Spurs and an accomplished photographer; Bobby Hunter- Former Harlem Globetrotter (1966 to 1974) and celebrity artist; Jennifer Ivey & Rod Ivey- NYC Artists and parents of Royal Ivey, former NBA Player; Billi Kid – Contemporary Artist & Designer; the work of LeRoy Neiman – Contemporary Artist & Sports’ Enthusiast; Michael J. Singletary- Contemporary Harlem Artist; TAFA- Ghanaian and United States Sports Academy’s Artist of the Year (2010); and Dwyane Wade – NBA All-Star, Miami Heat Point Guard and Artist.


Changing The Game is being co-organized to challenge the stereotype of the young African American male athlete and to broaden the public perception of off the court activities as well as to take advantage of the NBA All Star weekend in New York City.


The exhibition features visual art of all mediums including large and small paintings, photographs, mixed media and sculptures to create a bold and colorful visual language that is relevant to the artistic precedents of the professional athlete and to change the game with new conversations that showcase their varied talents.”

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